Waldon “Walt” E. Reed, age 94 of Westerville passed away Monday, November 18, 2019.
He was born on June 28, 1925 in Johnstown to the late Forrest and Carrie (Green) Reed. Walt grew up in Center Village working on the family farm. A graduate of Harlem High School, he served in the US Army stateside during WW II and graduated from Otterbein College in 1950.
Walt was Post Master in Galena for several years in the early 1950’s. A true salesman at heart, he was an on the road rep for the Connersville Casket Company, the Columbus Stove Company, and several furniture manufactures covering Northern Ohio. Walt truly loved to sell and be out on the road. He continued his sales career well into his mid-80’s.
He was a member of the Harlem Boys Breakfast Club and the Ohio Home Furnishings Rep. Association for many years. An active golfer for many years, he was proud of his hole-in-one on the #3 at the old Sunbury Golf Course.
He possessed a generous heart and would give his last dollar to whoever needed it. A gifted conversationalist, stubbornly independent, and old school Democrat, he was always on the go. He was most proud of his wife and daughter and their endearing care.
He is survived by his wife of 69 years; Patricia A. (Borden), daughter Terri Maselli, sister-in-law Virginia Grove, and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by sister Elizabeth Ely, son-in-law Ralph Maselli Jr. and numerous in-laws.
Friends may call Friday one hour prior to the 12:00 Noon memorial services at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 637 N. St. Rt. 61 at St. Rt. 3, Sunbury, Ohio 43074. Pastor Bud Leskovac will officiate and inurnment will follow in Sunbury Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to Harlem Road Church, 5520 Harlem Rd., Galena, OH 43021 or to a veteran’s organization of your choice.
Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com